The Cancer Screening She Kept Putting Off Saved Her Life

By Meredith Whittemore Brenda Renner knew she was supposed to undergo a screening colonoscopy. She was 66 years old after all, older than the recommended age to begin screening, but had been putting it off, not wanting to undergo what she believed would be an uncomfortable ordeal. “Dr. Coonfield asked if I wanted to schedule [Continue Reading]

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Is Your Weight Putting You at Higher Risk of Getting Cancer?

By Meredith Whittemore While the American Cancer Society’s latest report is celebrating a decline in cancer deaths overall, some cancers linked to obesity tell a different story. The report says death rates from cancer have dropped 27 percent over the past 25 years. Much of that drop is attributed to a reduction in smoking, and [Continue Reading]

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Life in the Fast Lane: Stage 4 Cancer Isn’t Slowing Down this High-performance Driving Instructor

By Meredith Whittemore With 435 horsepower and the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 in just 4.5 seconds, Wesley Moore’s “competition orange” 2015 Mustang GT does more than just fulfill his need for speed. It’s helping the racing enthusiast stay positive and cope with his stage IV lung cancer. “The weekend after I was [Continue Reading]

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“I Have Breast Cancer, But I’m Not Sick”

By Meredith Whittemore That’s the mantra Mia Trevillion-Barney says she lived by ever since receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in October 2015. A lump was discovered in her breast during her annual well-woman exam, and she went for breast tomosynthesis, or a 3-D mammogram, at the Bobetta Lindig Breast Care Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial [Continue Reading]

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